Adaptive Skills

Audiences: Families MDT SC DSP

This unit provides information about the impact of a dual sensory loss on adaptive skills development and intervention strategies that can be helpful.

PowerPoint Slides

IN Training (Part 2): Slides 79-81
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These slides cover the impact of vision and hearing loss on adaptive skills and strategies to improve these skills.

PowerPoint Slides

IN Training (Part 2): Slide 81
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This slide presents a tip sheet on home and classroom adaptations.

Handouts

Easy Adaptations for the Home or the Classroom
This is the full tip sheet from the Nevada Dual Sensory Impairment Project shared in the slide above. Use these ideas or come up with your own! (Also see the Spanish version.)

PowerPoint Slides

IN Training (Part 2): Slides 82-93
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These slides cover calendar systems, including anticipation schedules and daily schedules.

Videos

Self-Determination at Mealtime

Heather Withrow describes how her son began to exhibit self-determination by deciding to feed himself (1:16).

PowerPoint Slides

IN Training (Part 2): Slide 80
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This slide lists strategies for improving adaptive skills.